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gofishingtom

going up to point of pines resort next weekend for 4 days of fishing. never fished the lake before. looking for information on the lake and what areas to try and fish.Haven't had much luck finding a map of lake.is this lake attached somehow to leech or not and what kind of fishing can i expect mainly looking for walleyes but pike will do too. any help would be appreciated.

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The connection (river) to Leech is long, narrow, shallow, and weedy. You would need a canoe or duck boat to navigate with the low water we are having. A fun trip, if you have the time and equipment. Use a paved road and trailer if you want to fish leech. Launch at the ramp between Kabekona Bay (Leech) and the main lake. Kabekona lake is clear, sandy, and beautiful. Fishing is decent (I have heard). I am pretty sure there is a Lakemap brand map for that lake.

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I thought Kabekona was attached to Leech, but looking at a (crappy) map it doesn't appear to be connected. If my memory serves me right, I thought there is a shallow river that will take you from Benedict Lake (another lake attached to Leech) to Kabekona. I could be wrong. <P>

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I grew up fishing Kabekona lake. Deep clear and not the best fishing in the area. If your looking for real trophy walleye it is a good bet.<P>I have not fished it recently but this time of year the humps should hold some fish. I have caught most of my bigest walleyes during mid day on the humps. Also the last hour of daylight may produce some eyes.<P>In my younger years (when the amount of sleep I got was not an issue)I caught lots of walleyes trolling shallow water at night.<P>As for the northern, I don't know but I would fish the north west in of the lake.<P>If you need more info e-mail me and I can get you started.<P>Tom Wilson

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Fished Kabekona the last of July and the first part of August. Caught lots of 24 to 28 in walleyes. Most of them caught at night using the shallow running rapaplas in the flats. Also caught some on the northwest side by the rushes also at night. Another place in the sunken islands with slip bobbers and leeches. Had lots of fun with my kids in the early morning casting in the northwest corner with spoons and jigging with big minnows for northerns. lots of weeds by the white cabin by the northwest corner another good place to cast and jig with minnows. Trolling on the North side of the lake was fun for northerns caught a lot with the doctor spoon. There is a lake connected to Kabekona that has lots of northerns and smallmouths also a good place to go casting with bass spinners. I Think you can get to leech from kabekona but it will take you awhile. I have stayed at Pine Aire and Browns Silverbeach. My father in law has been going there since the early 40's. My wife has been going there since she has been a baby. Even spent my honeymoon at the lake at my wife's request. I have had lots of fun at the lake and I can't wait until next year. Good luck.

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Benedict and Kabekona Bay are connected by a river. Decent depth I have a 20' IO and have no problems. Comes into Kabekona Bay right beside Bailey's Resort. Kabekona River comes into Kabekona Bay on the Northwest cornor of Kabekona Bay on the other side of Bailey's Resort. Have taken my boat up 3/4 mile in June and that's it. WEEDS.<BR>Have caught nice Northern in the river, however. I also have launched at the ramp just outside of Kabekona Bay right by the bridge. Good ramp and parking. Good fishing

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    • Wanderer
      Welcome to the site @eg_gophers2124 I have never even seen the lake but these screen shots might help. Navionics Judging by the Lake Finder report, it’s a super clear lake; 17-20 foot clarity but with plenty of weeds. A couple shots of the weed report. Starting from scratch, I would head to the southwest area.  The southern basin has better looking structure too. You might do well simply working edges of the emergent weeds with spinnerbaits in low light and weedless frogs or spoons up in the weeds when it gets to be mid day.  Crawler under a slip bobber on the weed edges could do well also. It’s purely guessing on my part.  Hopefully someone with experience on the lake will chime in. Good luck!
    • Mike89
      walked that creek to the river many years!!!  again home area!!!!  
    • Rick
      Bring your spinning rod and fish for walleyes or white bass at the confluence. Wherever the river is pounding the shoreline fish the current breaks for big flatties. Heavy fiberglass rod with a sturdy baitcaster and 50 lb power pro line will be effective. Fish the head of snags for channels. Setup just like a Lindy rig for them with 1 oz to 5 oz no roll sinker and a big live bait like a 7" bullhead or even larger sucker for flatties. Use cut strips of bait off a large sucker or something similar. Frogs can be good too. Have fun.
    • ifishwalleye
      Thank you Vermilliongold. This took care of the problem. 
    • eg_gophers2124
      Yes it is open. It is $7.00 this year. It is a nice access and I use it every time instead of one of the public accesses. It is on Hwy 24 & county rd 39. It is a little old lady that owns it and collects the money. There is a bucket and notepad to write your plate number on if she isn't home.
    • eg_gophers2124
      We have rented a cabin on Sylvan Lake between Pillager and Brainerd for the family this weekend. My 13 year old really would like to find some bass and pike. I have never fished the lake and don't fish for bass or pike often, does anyone have a fishing report and tips of what depth/lures to use? We do have a boat to get around the lake.  TIA
    • Rick
      Lake is connected to two others with zebra mussels The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of a zebra mussel in East Loon Lake in Otter Tail County. East Loon Lake is between and connected to East Spirit Lake and Sybil Lake, both of which were confirmed as having zebra mussels in 2016.  A lake user contacted the DNR after finding a single adult zebra mussel in East Loon Lake, which DNR specialists confirmed through photos and the specimen itself. No additional zebra mussels were found during a follow-up survey. “It’s helpful that an alert individual contacted us when they suspected they’d found a zebra mussel,” DNR assistant invasive species specialist Mark Ranweiler said. “Because they kept the zebra mussel, we were able to confirm the species identification.” Whether or not a lake is listed as infested, Minnesota law requires boaters and anglers to: Clean watercraft and trailers of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species, Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport, and Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. Some invasive species are small and difficult to see at the access. To remove or kill them, take one or more of the following precautions before moving to another waterbody: Spray with high-pressure water. Rinse with very hot water (120 degrees for at least two minutes or 140 degrees for at least 10 seconds). Dry for at least five days. Zebra mussels can compete with native species for food and habitat, cut the feet of swimmers, reduce the performance of boat motors, and cause expensive damage to water intake pipes. People should contact an area DNR aquatic invasive species specialist if they think they have found zebra mussels or any other invasive species. More information is available at mndnr.gov/ais. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Hoey
      ....is a City Park.  Land of Memories  with a lot of Minnesota and Blue Earth River shore access and I believe you can access the confluence of the rivers there as well.   Another attraction not really connected to fishing is Minneopa State Park with the falls on one side of the road and drive through buffalo herd area on the other.  Parks require a car window sticker for entrance.   Good Luck
    • mrpike1973
      I like them when it's dead calm they seem to work great then. When it gets a little ripple on top not as effective but still learning with them. Thanks for the report jigginjim
    • Mike89
      class of 70 here, and the park across the river  is Land of Memories if I remember correctly...